For our look at the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), let’s watch the first panel of the Rules, Rights and Resistance conference (starting at 3 minutes). The conference program is here.


Tom Kruse is program director for the global governance portion of the Democratic Practice program of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. He joined the Fund in June 2008 to manage the development and direction of the global governance grantmaking, including the formation of the program objectives, strategies, and initiatives. Prior to joining the Fund, Mr. Kruse served as an advisor to the Bolivian government on trade and investment policy, the continuation of trade preference programs, and debt relief

Jared Bernstein joined the Center in May 2011 as a Senior Fellow. From 2009 to 2011, Bernstein was the Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, executive director of the White House Task Force on the Middle Class, and a member of President Obama’s economic team.

Sanya Reid Smith is the Legal Advisor and Senior Researcher of Third World Network, an international coalition specializing in development issues and North-South affairs. Sanya travels the world in tireless advocacy for poor people in developing nations, on topics including access to medicines, womens’ rights and environmental sustainability.

Of the pieces of the rest of the conference I watched, I found that the presentations from Alan Cafruny, Hamilton College; Celeste Drake, AFL-CIO; Bill McKibben; and Lori Wallach, Public Citizen were particularly great. If you have time/interest, check them out too. The rest of the conference can be viewed here

Late Breaking News:

Leaked TTIP documents cast doubt on EU-US trade deal

Greenpeace: TTIP leak is from 12th round

TTIP is far from over despite massive Greenpeace document leak, European Commission says





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